What’s it cost to produce this 4-by-5-ft. freestanding sign?
By Larry Elliott
Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
The bone cutout and border are on the same level. The dark brown border for Dog Park is on another layer on top of the bone with the white lettering on top of that. The puppy is cut from ½-in. PVC and sits on a ½-in.-thick circle on top of the border layer. The puppy graphic is an image styled from one we found in a clipart book then modified and edited to make it into a dimensional element for the sign.
The posts are custom constructed from 5-in. square hollow PVC post covers and skirted with ¾-in. PVC board. The top edge of the sleeve skirts are capped with ready-made PVC skirts that fit over the posts and have enough lip to dress up the sleeves. These are available at most large hardware stores and from online suppliers.
All screws are stainless steel to prevent any rust from ever showing up on this custom dimensional sign. Although the paint has a limited lifetime, the sign itself will withstand many years of outdoor exposure and could be refinished in years to come.